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Chez Denis

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2/3 Orford Yard | Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3TB, England
+44 1603 764441
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Grade 2 listed building, in the centre of Norwich City Centre. Nestled in...
Grade 2 listed building, in the centre of Norwich City Centre. Nestled in Orford Yard Red Lion Street near Loose;s kitchen shop.opposite Deberhams Store.
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    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Personal Service and excellent food

I rang to make a late booking and Denis went out of his way to rearrange the table plan to fit us in. Through out the evening the service was friendly and really helpful, but it was the food that made it really special. Every plate that arrived on our table was full of fantastic flavours and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Simon H
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I rang to make a late booking and Denis went out of his way to rearrange the table plan to fit us in. Through out the evening the service was friendly and really helpful, but it was the food that made it really special. Every plate that arrived on our table was full of fantastic flavours and presented with care... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went this evening, lovely atmosphere great service. The food came out really quick and was top quality. We had the crab and soup for starter, and the pork and barracuda for mains. Was so tasty and owner is really friendly

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Gosport, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A small bistro tucked away up an alley with just 30 covers. Owned and run by Denis who specialises in Creole French Caribbean and Cajun dishes. Something different from your average restaurant. My husband had a really good curry dish. Would recommend.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I am studying in Norwich and went out for my birthday with my family and friends. It is a cute little restaurant just off a busy street owed by Denis, an enigmatic French-Caribbean chef who has worked in prestigious restaurants in London but is always happy to come and talk to diners one by one. The quality of service was... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was a lovely change for us - don't do French cuisine very often. Lovely place, excellent service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Great evening I would recommend this restaurant. The food was good and the waitress was very attentive made this restaurant a very pleasant experience. The staff were extremely helpful and explained the menu fully.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We visited Norwich during a short holiday at Horsham St Faith's and wanted coffee - we prefer not to have coffee at one of the big chains. We saw Chez Denis within a few minutes of arriving in Norwich - it looked intriguing so we went in. Denis was friendly and funny - the coffee was very good and although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Tiny and intimate setting but the the fabulous food, personal service and lovely chat with Dennis who came out of the kitchen made for a big night! Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our family had a most splendid lunch in this fine establishment today. Denis was funny and friendly, the food delicious and generous, and the surroundings simply delightful. Very highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I just enjoyed a romantic meal for 2 on a Saturday night at Chez Denis. It is quite small, but there is room between the tables. It has nice décor, showing artefacts from St Lucia. I had a superb steak in a pepper & cream sauce and my husband a lovely Creole chicken curry. Both came with... More 

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Additional Information about Chez Denis

Address: 2/3 Orford Yard | Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3TB, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 764441
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 30
Cuisine: French, Caribbean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2/3 Orford Yard | Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 764441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Grade 2 listed building, in the centre of Norwich City Centre. Nestled in Orford Yard Red Lion Street near Loose;s kitchen shop.opposite Deberhams Store.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?